Chicago Chapter Meeting, Feb 21

Our director will be Mirja Lorenz. Mirja expects us to dance. Or, rather, to play Italian and French dances from the 16th century, pavanes, gagliardas, and saltarellos, as well as French Chansons from 1530 to 1550. These will be works by Jean Doublet, Robert Godard, Nicolas de Mal Marle, and—the coolest name of all— Nicolle des Celliers d’ Hesdin!

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Our Feburary Newsletter is available now: February 2016

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Starship Louise

Louise Austin, a good friend of the Chicago Chapter, will be leading a workshop sponsored by the Milwaukee Recorder Society entitled ‘Starship Louise’. It will be on April 30 at Lake Lawn Lodge in Delavan, WI.

See details: MARS Workshop

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All that Jazz (and Business)

The January meeting will be on January 17th. Our subject this session will be Jazz recorder. Patrick O’Malley will lead us in understanding how to play Jazz on the recorder.

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Following our playing session, we will have a special meeting. The board would like to solicit your ideas and opinions on the direction of the chapter.

Here is a link to the newsletter:

January 2016-2

I hope to see you all there!

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Yuletide 2015 Concert Success!

A big thank you for those who participated in the 2015 Yuletide Concert, thus capping a successful year!

The whole chapter participates playing Lully.

The whole chapter participates playing Lully.

The OPRS participated.

The OPRS participated.

The Baron's Noyse added their music!

The Baron’s Noyse added their music!

The Pippins added vocal variety.

The Pippins added vocal variety.

The Music Institute of Chicago participated.

The Music Institute of Chicago participated.

As yet unnamed group wowed us!

As yet unnamed group wowed us!

A trio of members.

A trio of members.

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Yuletide Concert

Our annual Yuletide Concert approaches on December 20. Please let Mark Dawson know if you would like to perform, and provide the name of the pieces, the composer, and the names of the members of your group. You can reach Mark at msjddawson@sbcglobal.net or call him at 773-334-6376.

Please plan to bring food or drink to share.

Our December newsletter can be found here: December 2015

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Recorder Orchestra – November 15th!

This month, November 15, we are seeking recorder players. Lots of recorder players. Lisette will continue with this season’s theme, “Shall we Dance!” Repertoire will include music by Bach, Handel, Lully, Ravel, and more. We will provide the music, just bring your instruments and stands. We will look forward to welcoming you, jamming together, and making beautiful—and louder than usual—harmonies.

November 2015

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Next Meeting, Baroque Music of Jewish Composers, October 18th

Coming in October, on the 18th, Andrew Schultze returns, this time to lead us in music composed by Jewish musicians from the Baroque era.

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The meeting will be at at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2012 West Dickens, Chicago. Enter the front door of the parish building west of the church and go to the large fellowship hall on the right.

Our October newsletter is now available. Included is a tribute to Tom Zajac, a musician who had many ties to the Chicago early music community.

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